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post #946 of 10929

Hi guys, I just gotten a pair of Amperex Orange Globes and plugged them into my Lyr.

Theres no sound on right channel although both tubes are glowing. So I swap them around and now the left channel has no sound.

Is the tube faulty?

post #947 of 10929
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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post
 

Hi guys, I just gotten a pair of Amperex Orange Globes and plugged them into my Lyr.

Theres no sound on right channel although both tubes are glowing. So I swap them around and now the left channel has no sound.

Is the tube faulty?


   i think so.

   last time..i experience hissing sound..

post #948 of 10929
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post
 


   i think so.

   last time..i experience hissing sound..


Ok, is there anyway I can fix it?

I tried to wipe the contacts with Deoxit but they already look pretty ok and clean.

Put back my stock GE's again and both channels now work fine.

 

Took me almost a month to get them from ebay. Looks like i have to return them.

post #949 of 10929
I just received some Orange Globes from eBay. They sound better in almost every regard than the stock GEs. The only problem I have with them is that they are too bright with my K712s. Does anyone know of a budget tube that would cut back on the highs?
post #950 of 10929
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Originally Posted by Kent Nova View Post

I just received some Orange Globes from eBay. They sound better in almost every regard than the stock GEs. The only problem I have with them is that they are too bright with my K712s. Does anyone know of a budget tube that would cut back on the highs?

 

I think that's just a part of the AKG sound signature.  I hear the same with my Q701s.  Usually I have to EQ them, if I'm intent on using them for certain recordings.  That said, my 1966 RTC E188CCs and Matsu****as from Upscale do all right with them.  Maybe most Amperex tubes are a little on the bright/livelier side for AKGs.  I have 1961 Bugle Boy Straight Mans and 1967 Orange Globes, and while they're excellent tubes, I wouldn't reach for them with the Q701s.

 

I'm also thinking that a warmer DAC might make a difference.  I've noticed that the Wolfson(?) DAC in my iPod Classic seems to be a bit warmer than my ES9023 (Sabre U2) DAC.  I need to do some comparisons, esp. with the Q701s, to see how much difference it makes.

 

Anyway, for now, EQ.  I don't think tubes will make a huge difference.  Curious what others will say.

post #951 of 10929
i bought a pair of Mullards while waiting for my replacements and i asked myself why i didnt discover them in the first place.
the mids n bass improved significantly with the Mullards!
post #952 of 10929
Mullard is nice.
I always think lyr sound is edgy.
post #953 of 10929
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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post


Ok, is there anyway I can fix it?
I tried to wipe the contacts with Deoxit but they already look pretty ok and clean.
Put back my stock GE's again and both channels now work fine.

Took me almost a month to get them from ebay. Looks like i have to return them.


I cannot repair mine.
It is broken for good
post #954 of 10929
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

I cannot repair mine.
It is broken for good

yeah I couldn't either.
now the Mullards sound so good, I'm wondering if I should just get a refund instead.
post #955 of 10929
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Anyway, for now, EQ.  I don't think tubes will make a huge difference.  Curious what others will say.

 



I use an old 1985 Technics CD player and a TT as my sources, so EQing isn't an option unless I go buy a physical equalizer. I did notice last night that they weren't as bad when playing through my TT as they were with the CD player. Looks like I'll be listening to more vinyl now, oh darn. smily_headphones1.gif
post #956 of 10929
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

 

Anyway, for now, EQ.  I don't think tubes will make a huge difference.  Curious what others will say.

 

I use an old 1985 Technics CD player and a TT as my sources, so EQing isn't an option unless I go buy a physical equalizer. I did notice last night that they weren't as bad when playing through my TT as they were with the CD player. Looks like I'll be listening to more vinyl now, oh darn. smily_headphones1.gif

 

My bad.  I just assumed digital playback via a PC with a software equalizer.  Yeah, curse that old format ;)  Of course, I'm digitizing mine, albeit slowly.  Nice to meet you, Analog Kid, I'm the Digital Man (apologies for old Rush joke) :D

post #957 of 10929

Hey guys I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I'm going to be getting a Schiit Lyr and an Uber Bifrost in the very near future along with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 and I was curious as to what set of tubes would make them shine? Price isn't an option I just want them to sound as good as they can with my setup. Thank you in advance.

post #958 of 10929
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Hey guys I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I'm going to be getting a Schiit Lyr and an Uber Bifrost in the very near future along with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 and I was curious as to what set of tubes would make them shine? Price isn't an option I just want them to sound as good as they can with my setup. Thank you in advance.

 

Don't have the Bifrost (have to wait, sadly), but using my Sabre U2 DAC I rolled different tubes with my new HD 650s and really like the 1961 Bugle Boy Straight Mans.  1967 Orange Globes were OK, too.  I'm curious what people using Siemens or Telefunken E88CCs think.  I'd love to hear either with the HD 650s.  I suspect good things, but ya never know.  I wasn't blown away by my 1966 RTC E188CCs, and they are very nice tubes.

 

I did just get four 1974 Voskhod Rockets.  Need to give them a Deoxit soak and try them tomorrow.  

post #959 of 10929
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Originally Posted by Themorganlett85 View Post
 

Hey guys I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I'm going to be getting a Schiit Lyr and an Uber Bifrost in the very near future along with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 and I was curious as to what set of tubes would make them shine? Price isn't an option I just want them to sound as good as they can with my setup. Thank you in advance.

The Lyr, Uber Bifrost and HD-650's are my current setup.  Here are the tubes I have tried:

 

JJ E88CC - Came with the my Lyr - Okay, but I would pass

GE 6BZ7A - Minimal improvement over the JJ's but nothing special, I would pass

Toshiba 6DJ8 - A noticeable improvement in sound,  but nothing special, I would pass

Philips JAN 6922 - A seriously good sounding tube.  These are good for what they cost, but still a long ways to holy grail tubes

CBS 6DJ8 Made in Germany - Was told these were good alternatives to Telefunkens at a fraction of the price.  Didn't really care for them.

Amperex 6DJ8/ECC88 Orange Globes - Great Britain Small O-Getter - Very nice, very lively tubes.  Was told these were relabeled Mullards.  One of the best I have heard.

Amperex 6922 JAN White Label Large O-Getter - Very similar to the Orange Globes above, but larger soundstage and clarity extension.  Missing some extension on the low end.  Great sounding tubes, but for what they cost, I think there are better

Telefunken ECC88 - These tubes are in my Lyr right now.  They are my favorite of the ones I have tried so far. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for great bass and and impressive soundstage and great dynamics.

 

I'm still rolling... but I loved the Telefunkens so much, I bought a spare set!

post #960 of 10929

Awesome, I'll check out the Telefunken ECC88, is there a good website that you get tubes from besides Ebay?

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